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Greenfield development site poised for heavy industry at Auckland’s southern gateway

Greenfield development site poised for heavy industry at Aucklands southern gateway

A large freehold development site zoned for heavy industry in a major growth hub at Auckland’s southern gateway is expected to attract intense buyer interest from investors, developers and owner occupiers.

The approximately 1.8-hectare greenfield property for sale occupies a corner site at Drury South Crossing, a 361-hectare, master planned mixed-use precinct beside State Highway 1.

The property is strategically positioned for access to the major markets of the ‘Golden Triangle’ linking Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga. Its listing for sale comes amid an intense squeeze on land available for industrial activity within reach of these key North Island centres.

Colliers has been exclusively appointed to market the vacant land at Lot 41, Drury South, Drury for sale by deadline for offers, closing at 4pm on Thursday, 3 June, unless the property sells earlier.

Paul Jarvie, Industrial Director at Colliers, says the property consists of a substantial, levelled lot of bare land on a single title.

“This rectangular site has excellent corner profile with dual road frontage to Bill Stevenson Drive and Jack Stevenson Road. The property is fully serviced and ready for a new owner to add improvements to harness its industrial potential.

“Positioned at the southern entrance to Auckland, Drury South Crossing is an outstanding location supported by excellent transport links. Running along the eastern boundary of State Highway 1, the precinct has immediate highway access via the Drury and Ramarama interchanges.

“This ensures the site for sale is just 30 minutes’ drive from central Auckland, 30 minutes from Auckland Airport, about an hour from Hamilton, and just over two hours from Tauranga. It is also situated in proximity to the industrial precincts of South Auckland as well as growing residential centres such as Papakura, Takanini and Pukekohe,” says Jarvie.

Alan Pracy, Sales and Leasing Director at Colliers, says Drury has been identified as a major growth hub at the southern gateway to the Auckland region.

“This key focal point for regional growth is set to benefit from $2 billion of infrastructure investment over the next 10 years. Surrounding land near the site for sale is giving rise to several modern residential subdivisions as the area continues its rapid growth.

“With new railway stations, bus routes, roads and water infrastructure and the potential for a regional centre to be created around Drury South Crossing, it is already becoming the focal point of considerable industrial and commercial occupier interest.”

Pracy says any business at Drury South Crossing will sit at the top of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ of New Zealand, between the coastal ports of Auckland and Tauranga and the inland ports being developed in Hamilton and Auckland.

“It’s the perfect staging point that sits on the doorstep of more than half of the North Island’s population,” he says.

Greg Goldfinch, National Industrial Director at Colliers, says the land for sale is zoned Business – Heavy Industry under the Auckland Unitary Plan.

“This zoning recognises the Drury basin’s favourable attributes for industrial activities, including its proximity to the Drury Quarry, State Highway 1 and the southern infrastructure corridor which channels vital electricity, water and telecommunications services.

“The heavy industrial area that includes the property for sale is neighboured by areas designated for light industry, commercial services and open space and stormwater management,” says Goldfinch.

According to developer the Stevenson Group, Drury South Crossing will make direct provision for 6,900 jobs and facilitate an additional 12,200 jobs in the region. It is expected to make an annual contribution of $780 million to regional GDP and facilitate flow-on annual GDP benefits of an estimated $2.3 billion.


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Paul Jarvie

Director | Industrial

Auckland South

I am married with three young children. I have a diverse professional background including 7 years as a primary school teacher and 9 years in the pharmaceutical industry with both sales and sales management experience.

I am a keen sportsman with ocean swimming and cycling being my current activities.

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Alan Pracy

Director

Hamilton (Agency & Property Management)

Prior to his move to Colliers International, Alan spent 10 years as a broker with Knight Frank and DTZ, culminating in his position as Commercial Manager at DTZ Hamilton. Alan has been involved in retail acquisition and leasing for Briscoes Group, Supercheap Autos, Foodstuffs, No. 1 Shoes, McDonalds, Fonterra, Big Save Furniture, Bunnings and Mitre 10. Much of Alan’s focus has been around both strategic properties and clients. This has encompassed long term development projects, sourcing the land and obtaining anchor tenant commitments. Alan has also worked closely with a number of institutions and high wealth individuals to effectively and confidentially place or acquire significant property assets.

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Greg Goldfinch

National Director | Industrial

Auckland South

Greg specialises in the mid to upper end of the Industrial sale and leasing markets. He joined Colliers International in 2004, coming from a policing background. He quickly established strong relationships within the industrial market and has worked exclusively for the likes of Fisher & Paykel, The Warehouse, Freedom Furniture, Fletchers, NZ Police, NZ Guardian Trust, Goodyear Dunlop NZ Ltd and Mercedes-Benz to name a few.

Greg has been the lead broker on nearly all of the largest transactions in the industrial property market over the last ten years. Greg has completed three of the largest industrial sales ever in the New Zealand market. He is a regular top 10 broker for Colliers across NZ having transacted in excess of $6billion worth of industrial real estate in his time with Colliers.

In 2013, 2019 and 2020 Greg was awarded the Commercial and Industrial Salesperson of the Year Award by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand and was runner up in 2018. Greg was Colliers International’s top salesperson in New Zealand across all sectors in In 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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